U – Universal. Suitable for all.
It is impossible to predict what might upset any particular child. But a ‘U’ film should be suitable for audiences aged four years and over. ‘U’ films should be set within a positive moral framework and should offer reassuring counterbalances to any violence, threat or horror.
PG – Parental Guidance. General viewing, but some scenes may be unsuitable for young children
Unaccompanied children of any age may watch. A ‘PG’ film should not disturb a child aged around eight or older. However, parents are advised to consider whether the content may upset younger or more sensitive children
12a – Suitable for 12 years and over.
This category is awarded where the material is suitable, in general, only for those aged 12 and over. Works classified at these categories may upset children under 12 or contain material which many parents will find unsuitable for them. The ’12A’ category exists only for cinema films. No one younger than 12 may see a ’12A’ film in a cinema unless accompanied by an adult, and films classified ’12A’ are not recommended for a child below 12. An adult may take a younger child if, in their judgement, the film is suitable for that particular child. In such circumstances, responsibility for allowing a child under 12 to view lies with the accompanying adult. Please be aware that proof of age may be required.
15 – Suitable for 15 years and over.
No one younger than 15 may see a ’15’ film in a cinema. No one younger than 15 or appears to be younfger than 15, will be allowed to watch a 15 rated film at the regal. Please be aware that proof of age may be required.
18 – Suitable only for adults.
No one younger than 18 may see a ’18’ film in a cinema. No one younger than 18, or appears to be younger than 18, will be allowed to watch a 18 rated film at the regal. Please be aware that proof of age may be required.